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Type Surname (from occupation & from given name)
Pronounced Pron. TOOR-toor-ro  [key]
Other Forms FormsTurturo, Turtura, Tortora, Tortoro, Turtoro, Turtora, Torturo, Tortura, Tórtora, Turtle, Turkel, Tuttle, Tuttall, Tuttell, Tuthill, Tottle, Tottehull, Tootell, Tuthall, Tothill, Toothill, Toutehill, Tourtoura, Tourtouras

Meaning & History

Metonymic occupational name for a groom (a person employed to take care of horses), derived from Sicilian turturo, (ultimately from Italian tortoro) meaning "straw, hay, plait used for strapping horses". It could also be a masculine variant of Tortora. A famous bearer is American actor and filmmaker John Turturro (1957-).
Added 2/15/2022 by General9696
Edited 2/17/2023 by General9696